Perth railway station

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For the railway station in Perth, Scotland, see Perth railway station, Scotland.
Transperth Perth Train Station.jpg
Location Wellington Street, Roe Street, William Street, Murray Street
Operated by Transperth Trains
Distance 0 km (0.0 mi) from Perth
Platforms 9 (2 island above ground, 1 island underground and 3 side above ground)
Connections Yes, at RSBS
Structure type Closed Station
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MPH
Fare zone 1, SFTZ

Coordinates: 31°57′05″S 115°51′38″E / 31.951493°S 115.860448°E / -31.951493; 115.860448 Perth Station including Perth Underground is the largest railway station in Perth, Western Australia, and functions as an interchange between the Transperth Trains Armadale / Thornlie, Fremantle, Joondalup, Mandurah and Midland railway lines, as well as the Transwa Australind.



The Victorian style building was built between 1893 and 1894. It replaced an earlier station built when the railway first opened in 1881. The building has been renovated numerous times since being built, as well as the forecourt entrance area.

The station was the centre of the Western Australian Government Railways system - with most main-line trains leaving from this station. A collection of freight and administrative offices and tearooms were part of the railway station complex. The Westland, Albany Progress, and The Mullewa overnight passenger trains departed from this station.

The railway building has at times housed various commercial operations - as well as Police offices. The WA Craft Council was in the building in the 1980s.[1]

For a considerable length of time the forecourt area was used for car parking. This is now very limited except for official vehicles. The building had the Barrack Street and William Street bridges as limiting factors to its development, and in its current state is connected to both bridges by escalators and walkways, though the William Street entrance is fenced off.


As early as the 1950s there were moves and suggestions for the redevelopment of the station area.[2]

Following the discontinuance of the overnight services, the extension of standard gauge tracks to East Perth station, and the relocation of most administrative offices to the new railway building alongside, Perth railway station remained as a terminus for the Bunbury Australind passenger service, as well as suburban services.

New underground platforms were developed to the east of William Street (between Wellington and Murray Streets) as part of the New MetroRail project. They are linked to the original Perth railway station via a walkway under Wellington Street, and there is also an entrance from the west end of the Murray Street pedestrian mall. Services commenced on the new platforms at 5:37am on 15 October 2007. The new platforms, numbered 1 and 2, are known as Perth Underground but are also considered part of the overall Perth railway station.

Other recent works to Perth railway station include the installation of SmartRider infrastructure, including Add Value Machines, fare gates, attendant offices and fencing.

In 2013, after months of construction and a shutdown, the new Platform 9 on the Roe Street side of Perth railway station was finally completed in September of the same year. This new platform was temporarily used for special event services until mid-December 2013, where it is now operated by Midland railway line.[3]

Plaques formerly in entrance area to station[edit]

The railway station entrance area had plaques to commemorate the following events:

  • 1 March 1981 – centenary of Fremantle to Guildford railway
  • 14 November 1989 – Perth–Joondalup railway first spike driven
  • 28 September 1991 – introduction of electric trains
  • 11 April 1992 – commissioning Transperth electric train service
  • 25 March 1994 – centenary of railway station



Perth Station layout
and surrounding railyard

Platforms currently in use are as follows:

Stop No. Platform Line Stopping pattern(s) Notes
[2776] Perth Underground platforms
99601 Transperth platform 1W.svg Joondalup All, C, K, L, W Patterns C, K, L, W during peak hours on weekdays only.
99602 Transperth platform 2W.svg Mandurah All, C, K, W Patterns C, K, W during peak hours on weekdays only.
[2776] Main platforms
99003 Transperth platform 3O.svg Australind All stations Transwa regional service to Australind.
99004 Transperth platform 4B.svg Thornlie T
99005 Transperth platform 5B.svg Armadale All, B, C
99006 Transperth platform 6B.svg Armadale C# Peak hours on weekdays only.
99007 Transperth platform 7W.svg Fremantle All, A, B, D, K, L, M, S+
99008 Transperth platform 8W.svg Midland All, A, B, P Services coming from the Fremantle tunnel will arrive at this platform, carrying on through to Midland.[4]
Joondalup Line pattern P terminates at this platform.
99009 Transperth platform 9W.svg Midland Special service platform.

Bus routes[edit]

Several bus routes stop at the Perth Train Station. Buses are also provided at Roe Street Bus Station for transfers with Perth Train Station.

Route Destination / Description
[12129] Beaufort Street
 1 CAT  0to Busport → Northbridge → Busport (Circular service)
[26788] Wellington Street Eastbound
009500 0to Morley Bus Station via Beaufort Street
[12901] Wellington Street[5][6][7] Eastbound Red/Yellow CAT
 2 CAT  0to East Perth → West Perth → East Perth (Circular service)
 3 CAT  0to East Perth via Wellington Street
[12902] Wellington Street[5][6][7] Eastbound
 160 0to Dianella via William Street, North Street, Wood Street, Crawford Road, Browning Street and Alexander Drive
 280 0to WACA, East Perth
 410 0to Bayswater via Lord Street, Eight Avenue, Maylands, Caledonian Street, Stone Street and Frington Street
 420 0to Maylands via Lord Street and Peninsula Road
 430 0to Bayswater via Lord Street, Central Avenue, Maylands, Caledonian Street, Stone Street and Frington Street
 480 0to Morley Bus Station via Lord Street, Guildford Road, Bayswater, Langley Road and Embleton
 550 0to Bassendean via Lord Street, Guildford Road, Ashfield, Hardy Road and West Road
 600 0to Morley Bus Station via William Street, North Street, Dundas Road and Walter Road West
 660 0to Morley Bus Station via Beaufort Street and Russell Street (Limited stops)
[12924] Wellington Street[5][6][7] Westbound Red/Yellow CAT
 2 CAT  0to East Perth → West Perth → East Perth (Circular service)
 3 CAT  0to West Perth via Wellington Street
[26201] Wellington Street[6][7] Westbound
 160 0to Esplanade Busport
 280 0to Claremont via Hay Street and Mount Claremont
009500 0to QEII Medical Centre via Mounts Bay Road, UWA and Hampden Road
[10221] William Street[8][9] on Horseshoe Bridge
 1 CAT  0to Busport → Northbridge → Busport (Circular service)



  1. ^ O'Connor, Porter and Salmon (1987). Challenges : fine Western Australian crafts : Crafts Council of Western Australia, Crafts Council Centre, Perth City Railway Station. Perth, W.A: Crafts Council of W.A. 
  2. ^ New Heart for Perth Society (1953–1974). New Heart for Perth Society records, 1953-1974 (manuscript).  See specifically the section 'Biography'.
  3. ^ Midland Line permanent platform change, accessed 11 December 2013
  4. ^ "Midland Line - Platform Change". Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Routes 28, 81, 84, 85, 91, 92, 95, 213, 220, 401, School Specials, Blue, Red and Yellow CAT services - Forrest Place disruptions, Transperth website, accessed 10 March 2010
  6. ^ a b c d Routes 28, 81, 84, 91, 92, 213, 220, 401, Red and Yellow CATs – Forrest Place bus stops reintroduction, Transperth website, accessed 1 September 2011
  7. ^ a b c d Routes 23, 28, 30, 31, 34, 78, 79, 81, 92, 102, 107, 213, 220, 401, 881, 940, school specials, Red and Yellow CAT - service disruptions, Transperth website, accessed 20 May 2012
  8. ^ Routes 16, 21, 22, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 55, 60, 66, 67, 68, 69, 401 and Blue CAT – service disruption, Transperth website, accessed 23 November 2009.
  9. ^ Routes 16, 21, 22, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 55, 60, 66, 67, 68, 69, 401 and Blue CAT – William Street Horseshoe Bridge completion, Transperth website, accessed 25 June 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • Finlayson, Don (1986) Steam around Perth ARHS WA - has photos of the earlier forms of the station - page 55 for example

External links[edit]

SmartRider Free Transit Zone

Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
Terminus Armadale Line
All, B, C
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
Fremantle Line
All, A, B, D, K, L, M, S
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
towards Fremantle
Midland Line
All, A, B, P
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
Mandurah Line
All, C, K, W
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
Thornlie Line
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
towards Thornlie
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
Joondalup Line
All, K, W
Zone 1
Joondalup Line
C, L
Zone 2
towards Clarkson or Butler
Preceding station   Transwa Trains network   Following station
Terminus Australind
towards Bunbury